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Why do grown men watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer?

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Thread Starter 
Seriously.
post #2 of 67
Because it's been one of the best shows on television for the past seven years.
post #3 of 67
Thread Starter 
Thanks for clearing that up.
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Any time.
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Actually, it is the reason. The writing, characters, and cast are some of the best out there right now. Even a bad episode of Buffy is better than most of the dren that's out there.
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I am a grown man and I hated to see what i figured was pointless coverage in all the UK mags for the show. Then I saw it. Season one was OK, but it's been sweet and smooth ever since.

A great series, really.
post #7 of 67
Nice Zen answer, Ray. Short and sweet.
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T&A
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I find that people that don't like Buffy...I don't want to say they "don't get it", because that's unnecessarily condescending, but they seem to be looking for it to be a different show than it is. No question, if you were judging Buffy purely on it's horror/fantasy/action/kung fu elements, it would be a guilty pleasure at best. Buffy is, first of all, a comedy. Hence the title. And it's a smart, clever comedy at that, with some of the wittiest dialogue I've ever heard.

Secondly, Buffy is all about character. The greatest strength of the show is in it's faithfulness to it's characters, all of whom are three-dimensional, real people and treated as such by the writers. I'm constantly amazed at how well the writing staff seems to know these characters, but then again I think I know them just as well. One imagines this must be the easiest show to write for, since you can "know" how the characters would react to any situation (which also explains why it has such an active fanfiction community), and yet there's allways surprises.

And of course, the monsters and vampires are cool (usually), the chicks are hot, and there's plenty of female ass-whupin' going on.
post #10 of 67
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the explanation, Z-Man. I think I have a little more respect for the show.

Until now, in my head I had been associating Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a show that my 11 year old nieces like watching called "Sweet Valley High".
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Cheers.
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You should really find a video store that rents the Season 2 DVDs and check them out. It is the hardest show to explain to skeptics. It just all comes together so well. My wife never wanted to watch, but once she saw a couple of episodes she was hooked.
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TWO WORDS:

Lipstick Lesbian
post #14 of 67
Yeah, that's a good reason as well.

When I first married it took some time to convince the wife that a grown man watching Buffy was NOT strange. We married just before season 5. It took a few episodes, but she came around. We watch it faithfully every week.

As I've said for 5 years now...."The only people who don't like Buffy are people who have never seen Buffy"
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I poked fun at it for a while... gave it a couple of chances in college, but never stuck around. The hotness of Faith eventually drew me in, and the cool historical stuff and wit have kept me around as a kind of a halfassed fan since then.
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I'm a 21 year old man, and I love the show.

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I'd love to know how this guy found this thread. 

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Great show I enjoyed watching it and I have no shame
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I'm a 21 year old man, and I love the show.

 

To be fair, you were an 11 year old boy when the thread was created/last active.

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I fantasise about pretty teenage girls who can beat people up.

 

ETA: Shit, sorry, wrong thread...

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I'd love to know how this guy found this thread. 

 

Yeah, for real. The hell?

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I'd love to know how this guy found this thread. 


Maybe he's a lonely heart who typed "Buff grown vampire men who listen to slayer and watch CHUD" into Google and it brought him here. Happy accidents, and all that.

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I'd love to know how this guy found this thread. 

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I'm a 21 year old man, and I love the show.

 
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To be fair, you were an 11 year old boy when the thread was created/last active.

 

 

This combination really blew my mind. To quote a great poet: "Fucking rainbows after it rains, there's enough miracles here to blow your brain"

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I was ready to argue but saw this was ten years old. The other Buffy thread is much better. 

post #25 of 67

'Cause despite a silly title, it's better than Smallville, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, True Blood, and Being Human put together.

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Picks up mic.

"One word: 'Faith.'"

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Faith's in like 10 episodes. Those guys must have some devotion.

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Man CHUD has been around for a long time.

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Faith's in like 10 episodes. Those guys must have some devotion.

 

At least 20.  But her last stretch would've been right around the time this thread was started.

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Here bradito everyone gotta have faith
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I'll be in my bunk.

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After finally finishing Orphan Black......Whedon should really be looking there for a new actress, she is fucking incredible.

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It's a little too late to help Dollhouse at this point.

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It's a little too late to help Dollhouse at this point.

I know! That was my exact thought when I was watching Orphan Black. I remember when they were doing press for the show it was said that Whedon wanted to do this to show Dushku's range. How the show was an actor's dream because you get to be a new person every week. Then you watch it and it's fucking Dushku every week being......her. Then you watch OB and you have 4 different characters, all her, each with complete personalities and mannerisms. Hell even when one is pretending to be another you can tell. Honestly I never knew Ghost would end up being this good all of those years ago.

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Orphan Black is an awesome show! Enver Gjokaj should have been the lead in Dollhouse; he was always believable no matter what personality he had been imprinted with.

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Orphan Black is an awesome show! Enver Gjokaj should have been the lead in Dollhouse; he was always believable no matter what personality he had been imprinted with.

 

Yup. Gjokaj doing his Topher impression is my favorite moment from the show. It's so good.

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That was a highlight of the show. It would be good if Whedon could get him more work. There are deleted scenes from The Avengers where is got one of the aliens guns and tried to fight back with it.

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Orphan Black is an awesome show! Enver Gjokaj should have been the lead in Dollhouse; he was always believable no matter what personality he had been imprinted with.

True but it was Eliza's deal with Fox, she just brought Joss into it. 

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Honestly I never knew Ghost would end up being this good all of those years ago.

 

OMG I totally did not recognize her. I must have missed Ginger Snaps 2 in my IMDB scan.

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OMG I totally did not recognize her. I must have missed Ginger Snaps 2 in my IMDB scan.

And she uhh drove an RV on that awful Romero zombie movie.

post #42 of 67

Been watching Buffy and it really is a good show but my god, Whedon has the worst taste in music.

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What a shitty baity topic. Basically why I like Buffy is because of a HUUUUUUGE nostalgia factor as a 90's kid, and because the first three seasons are basically Spiderman, only it's fresher for me because it's from the perspective of a teenage girl.  Otherwise it's the same reason you watch any Whedon show.  Awesome characters, great snappy lines, awesome funny dynamics, cool nerdy mythologies and subversions of genre etc. 

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Buffy gets credit/shit for the distinctive, witty dialogue, but it's also amazingly well-plotted.  It taught serialized dramas how to do serialized TV before serialized TV was a thing, but it's simultaneously the best, most clever procedural I've seen.

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  One of the many reasons reasons to watch Buffy is the recurring theme of redemption. Angel, Faith and Spike all showed that no matter what someone did in their past they could change and be a good person. While it never was an easy path to take, and there was never point where all was forgiven, it was still possible to change ones ways for the better. Granted I've never seen that happen in the real world, but it did make for stellar TV!

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Buffy gets credit/shit for the distinctive, witty dialogue, but it's also amazingly well-plotted.  It taught serialized dramas how to do serialized TV before serialized TV was a thing, but it's simultaneously the best, most clever procedural I've seen.

 

This. Season 5 of Buffy is one of the most immaculately plotted pieces of TV I've ever seen. It's masterful.

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This. Season 5 of Buffy is one of the most immaculately plotted pieces of TV I've ever seen. It's masterful.

 

I've said this many a time. S5 caps off a show with a near-perfect plot-arc. Seasons 6 and 7 are so uneven (with great moments) because the show had already said everything it needed to say.

post #48 of 67

Yeah, but..."Once More, With Feeling"

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Yeah, but..."Once More, With Feeling"

 

Oh yeah, that's one of the diamonds. You got me there.

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  One of the many reasons reasons to watch Buffy is the recurring theme of redemption. Angel, Faith and Spike all showed that no matter what someone did in their past they could change and be a good person. While it never was an easy path to take, and there was never point where all was forgiven, it was still possible to change ones ways for the better. Granted I've never seen that happen in the real world, but it did make for stellar TV!

Right except 2 of those you mentioned never really had anything to atone for. Spike and Angel weren't "them". The soul in the drivers seat of the body wasn't there when the evil shit happened. Faith is a good example though. 

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